Exit teachers, enter health workers on late salaries

Public health workers across the country are going through severe financial problems as they have not been paid their March salaries, second day into another month.

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

The ministry of Health employees normally get their monthly salary on the 25th of every month. Unconfirmed reports say the salary delay is due to a government cheque for the salaries which was referred to drawer.

“Last month we received leave grants so I understand the March salaries also contained another set of leave grants which was an anomaly, this is why the cheque was referred back to the drawer,” said one worker who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.

The worker said he did not understand why accounts personnel included another leave grant in March salaries saying this was part of cashgate, theft of public money at Capital Hill.

Officials from the ministry of Health, including spokesman Adrian Chikumbe could not immediately comment  but Nyasa Times has verified that all public health workers are yet to get their salaries for March.

To the contrast, primary school teachers in public schools received their March salaries on March 24.

Since the payment of their salaries was decentralised to be done at divisional office level, the teachers have been the first in civil service to get salaries.

The Peter Mutharika administration is struggling financially and Capital Hill continues to make huge cuts in budgets to various government departments and ministries but it has been able to pay salaries every month to all civil servants.

It is estimated there are 150000 civil servants, a bulk of whom are teachers.

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12 thoughts on “Exit teachers, enter health workers on late salaries”

  1. nyokopala says:

    just hate dis man so called APM

  2. JFK says:

    Mr President, show some commitments. For example make a presidential decree that all capital hill staff, should have one pay cheque. This cheque should be the last deposited after all salary cheques. Trust me, no one will be paid late.

  3. mjanja says:

    Honourable reporter what you should know is that its only teachers, finance ministry and security personnel who have received their salary otherwise the rest of us we are yet to be paid including the so called councilors because there is no march funding in councils

  4. Kunena Mosapsyatila says:

    How I wish this govt goes down quickly. Currently, most of the subsections under the ministry of education such EDM offices, Govt Secondary Schools, CDSS’s etc have not received their funding for the months of February and March. Only Mutharika knows how they are going to survive and maintain their operations.

    To my great surprise, the same cash strapped govt has sent its ADMARC boys to buy farm produce such as beans at K8 000 per tin (kufuna kulimbana ndi venda ndalama ulibe!). I wonder where this cash is coming from without the passing of the national budget and parliamentary committee’s approval. I can safely conclude that some body is using govt money to run personal business. Two months funding for the Education Ministry has been diverted to buy farm produce for near future profits. Tinaziwonapo kale mu 2001 pamene munthu wankulu nthawi imeneyo anagulitsa chimanga kuKenya pamene anthu kumudzi ankafa ndi njala.

    ZIKUNDIKILENI CHUMA MU UKALAMBA WANU. TIZIONA KOMWE ZIKUPITA.

  5. Tukombo says:

    Mathanyula alibe pulobulemu, he gets his paycheck on time every month why should he care????

  6. Thako Lambeta says:

    Just say when are we going to recieve our pecks. fuck this Govt.

  7. MAJOR says:

    WE HAVE SO MANY POSITIONS THAT WE CAN EASILY DO AWAY WITH IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. AM AN HR OFFICER IN THE MINISTRY AND I KNOW WHAT AM SAYING. REFORMS SHOULD HAVE STARTED WITH MERGING LIKE FUNCTIONS AND STREAMLINING THE STRUCTURES AND REASIGNING PERSONNEL. I EXPECTED PPLE CHAMPIONNG THESE REFORMS TO BEGIN TO DO THAT BY NOW. THIS WILL HELP REDUCE WAGE BILL.

    EEEISH!

  8. wawa milanzi says:

    So the govt only employs 1% or less of its citizens. How do we progress like this? And worse still it is strugling to maintain the less than 1% what a shame.

  9. This is indeed cashgate,these officers are incapable,if it is a private company they could have been all dismissed.

  10. Muhiliri says:

    AMBUYE TIMVERENI CHISONI IFE ANA ANU, MUTENGENI PITALA MSANGA, TIKUZUNZIKA IFE. TAONANI MAVUTO OMWE TIKUDUTSAMO, MALIPILO KUCHEDWA NDI KUCHEPA, MITENGO YAZINTHU KUKWERA, UMBAVA. IZI TATOPA NAZO AMBUYE. AMEN

  11. Khozobwe says:

    hard times!!

    1. ndugumvwinya says:

      zosabwino

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